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NO RSYNC in NV+ V2??

identraveler
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NO RSYNC in NV+ V2??

Is there no way to do rsync on the nv+ v2? (RAIDiator 5.3.2)?

I can't believe this feature was TAKEN AWAY in the v2 "upgrade"...
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sphardy1
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Re: NO RSYNC in NV+ V2??

A client can use rsync to write/read data to/from the NAS, but there is no support for using rsync to pull data from a client or write data to a remote machine

Netgear has stated othe protocols will be added to the v2 units, but not which nor when

NAS: Ultra-4, NV+ & Duo v2 :: ST31500341AS & HDS723020BLA642 Drives
Network: Netgear GS108Tv2 / DM111P :: Airport Extreme / Express & Time Capsule
Clients: OS X 10.6 - 10.8 :: Ubuntu 11.x :: Win 7 + SP#1
UPS: APC ES-550

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identraveler
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Re: NO RSYNC in NV+ V2??

So how do we enable rsync on the v2? There is no "enable rsync" check box. and I just tried to connect from a nv+ v1 to the v2 and it says "error connecting to a.b.c.d". I know login info is correct because "windows (archive bit)" and "windows/NAS (Tiimestamp)" also passes "Test connection"
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sphardy1
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Re: NO RSYNC in NV+ V2??

identraveler wrote:
So how do we enable rsync on the v2?

You can't - there is no rsync service on v2 units

NAS: Ultra-4, NV+ & Duo v2 :: ST31500341AS & HDS723020BLA642 Drives
Network: Netgear GS108Tv2 / DM111P :: Airport Extreme / Express & Time Capsule
Clients: OS X 10.6 - 10.8 :: Ubuntu 11.x :: Win 7 + SP#1
UPS: APC ES-550

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identraveler
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Re: NO RSYNC in NV+ V2??

sphardy - thank you so much for your reponses.

so - there is a way to use a client (my nv+ v1) to read data (backup via rsync) from my nv+ v2?
Or am i misunderstanding your earlier reply?

I realize that i would be creating the backup job on the v1.
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sphardy1
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Re: NO RSYNC in NV+ V2??

I wasn't aware from your original post that you were using another NAS.

The NV+ (v1) relies on the rsync service to be running on the destination and so in that setup no, you cannot use rsync - at least not via Frontview.

With a standard OSX/Linux/Windows system you could run rsync from the command line to backup to the NV+ v2 and in that sense you can still fully use rsync; you could do the same with the NV+ v1 (damn I hate this naming...) but you would need to access the NV+ v1 commandline via SSH and create & schedule the backup job manually. Not ideal.

NAS: Ultra-4, NV+ & Duo v2 :: ST31500341AS & HDS723020BLA642 Drives
Network: Netgear GS108Tv2 / DM111P :: Airport Extreme / Express & Time Capsule
Clients: OS X 10.6 - 10.8 :: Ubuntu 11.x :: Win 7 + SP#1
UPS: APC ES-550

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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: NO RSYNC in NV+ V2??

Rsync 3.0.8 is in the ARM GPL (http://www.readynas.com/gpl).

You could SSH into the v2, edit /etc/default/services using "vi" (google for the MAN page which provides instructions on how to use this) so that RSYNC=1, then make the appropriate changes to /etc/frontview/rsync (you could enable rsync for some shares using Frontview on the v1 to give you an idea as to what changes would need to be made).

Then you could restart the v2 and the rsync service should start automatically.

Then you could configure a backup job on the v1 to backup to the v2.

Like sphardy's suggestion this isn't ideal and is unsupported.
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atulc
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Re: NO RSYNC in NV+ V2??

Hi mdgm,

Thanks for the instructions. They were very helpful for migrating data from my ReadyNAS Duo V1 to a ReadyNAS NV+ V2.

 

Here are detailed step-by-step instructions in case someone else is trying to do the same.

 

Perform the following steps on ReadyNAS DUO or NV+ V1

  • Enable rsync through FrontView web UI.
  • Enable rsync sharing for the shares you want to back up. 
  • Enable root SSH access using the add-on from here - http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/24546
  • SSH as root on ReadyNAS V1 and inspect /etc/frontview/rsync/Shares.conf and use as templete on NV+ V2.

 

ReadyNAS_V1# cat /etc/frontview/rsync/Shares.conf
charset = utf-8
[backup]
  path = /c/backup
  comment = "Backup Share"
  use chroot = true
  uid = root
  gid = root
[media]
  path = /c/media
  comment = "Media Server Share"
  use chroot = true
  uid = root
  gid = root 

 

Do the following on ReadyNAS Duo or NV+ V2

  • SSH as root onto ReadyNAS V2
  • Edit /etc/default/services and set RSYNC=1
  • Edit /etc/frontview/rsync/Shares.conf using the file from ReadyNAS V1 as a template. Specify “read only = false” so remote rsync process can write to these shares.

 

charset = utf-8
[backup]
  path = /c/backup
  comment = "Backup Share"
  use chroot = true
  uid = root
  gid = root
  read only = false
[media]
  path = /c/media
  comment = "Media Server Share"
  use chroot = true
  uid = root
  gid = root
  read only = false

 

  • Restart ReadyNAS V2. This will start the rsync service.

Now go back to ReadyNAS V1 FrontView interface and do the following.

  • Login as admin on Frontview.
  • Create a rsync Backup job from V1 share to V2 share.
  • Start the backup job, sit back, and wait a day (in my case) for the data transfer to complete.
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